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The energy alignment method: does it work?

May 14, 2018

What’s the energy alignment method?

The Energy Alignment Method (EAM) is a tool to help shift thoughts and patterns which no longer serve you and enable you to live a happier life. It uses a Kinesiology energy technique, the Sway, along with Law of Attraction practices and some Eastern spiritual philosophies. 

EAM was designed by Yvette Taylor, a personal development coach with 20 years of experience coaching people.   

I stumbled across a free course called ‘5 days to flow’ whilst scrolling through Facebook. It promised to help me become the person that I want to be. Admittedly, I’m still trying to work out who that person is…  

The course was marketed as a study, and in the name of transparency, I felt it was more of a content teaser for a 10-month paid-for programme, rather than a research project. This may have changed since. However, it was completely free of charge and the only thing I gave up was my time (and my email address for course materials and sales pitches which you can unsubscribe from).  

I’d never heard of EAM before, but I’m always interested in trying new things, particularly in the wellbeing/self-development space. You only have to make a short commitment each day, which tbh I would probably have been spending faffing around on social media. Plus the course was coinciding with a planned quiet period in my life and thoughts around needing some change. 

It seemed like there was some synchronicity at play so I decided to give it a whirl.

YOLO, as they say. 

How does the energy alignment method work? 

EAM teaches how to use the Sway to get answers from your body. It’s hard to describe but you stand on both feet, cross your arms and place on each shoulder. You close your eyes and then ask the Sway for guidance by asking yourself ‘yes, no’ questions. 

The Sway taps into our subconscious feelings and directs our energy either forward or backwards for yes or no. This gives us some clarity to understand how we really feel about certain things. 

Over the five days, you work through various parts of life including relationships, work and thought patterns. This helps you identify blockages which may be standing in your way from changing your life or making you feel stuck . 

These blockages might be limiting beliefs, negative thought patterns, fears around change and self-destructive behaviours built up from our life experiences over time. 

EAM then teaches you to use the Sway to help release these blockages and free yourself of negative patterns which have no value. 

It helps realign your energy and create space for it to flow so that you can start focusing on manifesting what you want from life. 

So does the Energy Alignment Method actually work? 

In all honesty, I found using the Sway difficult. I questioned how much it was my subconscious controlling it and how much was my own will? I struggled with it as a concept. 

However, the other part of me wondered how much that really matters? If I’m asking my body for guidance and directing my energy to a certain outcome, then it shows that I know the answer already. I quite often lack trust in my own judgement and perhaps the Sway is a way of giving me confidence in decision-making? 

I’m not convinced I’d use the Sway to navigate major life changes. However, I think any tools which help us to ask questions about our thoughts, feelings and emotions are always useful. It’s good to be able to identify our limiting beliefs and recognise what we tell ourselves isn’t always true. 

EAM also teaches you Law of Attraction methods of focusing on what you want from life and visualising your goals. It helps you think bigger and think about what you want to change in a way you feel you can do it. 

It also encourages you to give yourself positive affirmations and to believe in yourself. 

Re-energising ourselves matters

I did find EAM to be really energising. It’s upbeat, it doesn’t take too long and it’s a chance to really focus on what you want from life. 

Like most people, I’m so busy getting through the day-to-day that I don’t check in enough on how I’m feeling. EAM gave me the space to do that. 

Having a regular self-development practice to help you feel in control of your own life is always beneficial; whether that’s EAM or something else. We all need different things at different times. 

The main takeaway I had was the importance of lifting your vibrations and how good you feel when you’re radiating positive energy. A self-development practice will help energise you and empower you to feel excited about the future and change ahead. 

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